Donald Trump has been hounded about his tax returns.
Democrats and the media are convinced they will reveal connections to Russia and Vladimir Putin.
But a new letter solved the mystery, and the answer wasn’t what anyone was expecting.
In response to Senate testimony by James Clapper, Senator Lindsey Graham requested more information about Donald Trump’s business dealings and Russia.
Trump answered the question by releasing a certified letter from the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Attorneys Sheri Dillon and William Nelson explained that outside of previously known income – payments for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant and the 2008 sale of a Florida estate to a Russian billionaire – Trump had no income in the last ten years from Russia.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
“President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Friday released a two-month-old letter saying that 10 years of his tax returns show little income, investments or debt from Russian sources beyond items already known to the public.
Unlike previous presidents or candidates going back decades, Mr. Trump hasn’t released any of his tax returns, and the one-page letter makes no suggestion that more releases are coming. Democrats have been pressing Mr. Trump to disclose any financial ties to Russia amid investigations of possible links between his presidential campaign and the country.
The one-page letter, dated March 8, states there are a “few exceptions” to there being no Russian sources of income. Those include as much as $12.2 million in income from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant and the 2008 sale, for $95 million, of a Florida estate to a Russian billionaire. Mr. Trump had mentioned those two links to Russia during an NBC interview broadcast Thursday, when the president was asked by news anchor Lester Holt whether he or his family members had accepted loans or investments from any Russians.
The letter also says “it is likely” over the years that Mr. Trump and his businesses sold items—including condominiums—to Russians. That income, the lawyers wrote, wouldn’t have been identified as Russian in Mr. Trump’s financial statements and the amounts, they wrote, are “immaterial.”
This pops a big balloon for the left.
They worked themselves into the fever dream that Trump was hiding his tax returns to conceal the fact he was secretly funded by Russian interests.
Russia is all they have to hang their hats on.
The investigation into if there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has yielded no evidence.
So the mysterious Trump tax returns were their next best shot at a scandal to drive Trump from office.
But that failed as well.
The media believes if they can create enough smoke of a scandal, eventually the American people will believe there is a fire and demand Trump leave office.
Facts – however – keep getting in the way of their dark wishes.